Congressman Chris Smith Writes Letter to Sec. of State John Kerry On Behalf of Aharon ben Chulda Sofer


chris-smithNew Jersey Congressman Chris Smith, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has expressed his hopes that his constituent, Aharon Sofer, of Lakewood, N.J., missing in Israel since Friday, Aug. 22, will be found and returned to his family.

Smith called for the U.S. State Department to assist in every way possible.

“I learned about Aharon Sofer over the weekend and became very concerned for his well-being. I immediately sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Monday urging that the State Department take every action to help in the effort to locate Aharon,” said Smith. “In response, Secretary Kerry’s chief of staff, David Wade, assured me that the Department ‘was totally committed to assisting Aharon and his family,'” Smith said.

Smith and his staff have spoken to Aharon’s father and uncle, both of whom are in Israel to assist and advance the search for Aharon in and around the forest in Yerushalayim ¬†where he was last seen hiking on Friday.

“I hold to hope that Aharon will be located and returned to his family safely,” Smith said. “Until that day comes, he and his family are in our prayers, and I will work with the State Department to use all resources available to find him and bring him to safety.”

Click here to read the Smith letter to Kerry.

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  1. Everyone is afraid to use the kidnap word and we know the news is being suppressed so they can get a ceasefire so Hama’s. Can start receiving building supplies”cement”
    They should send tents and prefabs that’s it